Civil Society / NGOs

CCHR releases a new briefing note on business and human rights: Corporate accountability in land rights violations

On 25 December 2020, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released a new Briefing Note on Business and Human Rights entitled “Corporate Accountability in Land Rights Violations”. This Briefing Note examines the challenges in holding corporations accountable for land-related human rights violations in the Kingdom ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Join Statement "Cambodia: Urgently Protect Prisoners from COVID-19"

On 09 December 2020 – Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) call on the Royal Government of Cambodia to take urgent action to safeguard the right to health of people in detention, prison ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Joint statement: Lack of a rigorous transboundary impact study of Sanakham put Mekong River at risk

On 24 November 2020, Eleven Non-Governmental Organizations in Cambodia issued a joint statement on the proposed Sanakham hydropower project on the Mekong mainstream in Laos concerning the transboundary impact on lower countries. This joint statement was issued in parallel with MRC who has been organizing ...

NGO Forum on Cambodia

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CSOs position paper on the executive summary of draft budget law 2021

On 20 November 2020, the Budget Working Group of National and International Civil Society Organizations facilitated by the NGO Forum on Cambodia issued a position paper on the executive summary of the draft budget law 2021. In this position paper, the Budget Working Group of ...

NGO Forum on Cambodia

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Advisory Note to GMAC Members On Cambodia and the UK’s General Scheme of Preference (GSP)

On 19 November 2020, Garments Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has posted an advisory note regarding UK’s General Scheme of Preference (GSP).  Following Brexit, eligible developing countries will be able to benefit from UK’s General Scheme of Preference (GSP). Cambodia, classified by the UN as ...

Garments Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC)

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Joint statement on the ninth session of the United Nations forum on business and human Rights 16-18 November 2020

On 18 November 2020, Equitable Cambodia organization, Inclusive Development International, and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) issued a joint statement renewing their long-standing call for redress for the Cambodian communities who were forcibly displaced by the Thai sugar ...

Equitable Cambodia organization, Inclusive Development International, and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Statement from the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF)

On 16 November 2020, the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) issued a statement completely rejecting the allegations made in a petition by a group of former CNRP activists in one of Australia’s regions and calling for a stop in using farmers as a political stepping stone ...

Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF)

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Joint Statement: Media Group call on authorities to step up fight against impunity for crimes against journalists

On 2nd November 2020, CamboJa, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has come together in a joint statement addressing their concern over the lack of justice for crimes against journalists in Cambodia. ...

CamboJa

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Joint statement: Release imprisoned activists and end crackdown against young Cambodians

On 09 September 2020, the undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement condemning the arrests of seven young activists over the past few days, and calling for all charges against those imprisoned to be dropped immediately. The society groups urged the government to end ...

Civil society groups

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USAID One window for citizen project launches civic tech tools connecting citizens to information on one window services

Today, USAID launched telephone and social media tools that will provide Cambodian citizens clear, transparent information on public services available to them through the Royal Cambodian Government’s One Window Service Offices (OWSO). The tools were developed by the USAID funded One Window for Citizens (OW4C) ...

USAID

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Joint press release on call for acceleration and opportunity for civil society organizations (CSOs) to continue joining in the process of amendment to the law on associations and non-governmental organizations (LANGO)

On 26 August 2020, COMFREL has post a joint press release on the call for acceleration and opportunity for civil society organizations (CSOs) to continue joining in the process of amendment to the law on associations and non-governmental organizations (LANGO).  According to the Press, Civil ...

COMFREL

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for the draft Law on Public Order to be immediately discarded

On 13 August 2020, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities issued a joint statement calling on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law contains ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Mekong River Commission urges Mekong countries to address low water flows

On 07 July 2020, the Mekong River Commission issued a statement urging the six Mekong countries to tackle the region’s low water flow as the Lower Mekong River faces record low water levels for two straight years. ...

​ Mekong River Commision

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Joint statement: Drop all charges against arrested union leader Rong Chhun

On 03 August 2020, 141 undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement to strongly condemn the nighttime arrest of Rong Chhun and call on the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to immediately drop all charges against the union leader ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Joint press release: CCHR, ADHOC and Solidarity Center published the fourth annual report of the Cambodia fundamental freedoms monitor

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (“ADHOC”) and the Solidarity Center (“SC”) announced the release of the Fourth Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor, produced by the Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association and Solidarity Center

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Statement: Suspend development projects destroying the Tompoun/Cheung Ek wetlands

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) jointly issued a report revealing human rights abuses and environmental devastation as private developments threaten to flood ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Statement: Joint response to open letter on microfinance reports

On 16 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL) issued a joint response declining request from the Cambodia ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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WWF: High-risk trade in wildlife threatens ecosystems and risks exposure to zoonotic diseases

On 10 July 2020, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that snaring of animals has become a crisis that poses a serious risk to wildlife in Southeast Asia and could spawn the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans. An estimated 12.3 million snares threaten ...

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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Cambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into Kem Ley’s Unlawful Killing

On 09 July 2020, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has posted a press release on its website about Kem Ley’s killing that has happen 4 years ago. During the 4th years anniversary of his death, CCHR with other 30 undersigned organization have calls for ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Announcement on the need for Access to Information Law in Cambodia

On 01 July 2020, the Advocacy and Policy Institute issued an announcement on the need for Access to Information Law in Cambodia in a debate workshop on the update on the rights to Access to Information Law held on Tuesday 30 June 2020. It is ...

Advocacy and Policy Institute

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